- After Action Report -
April 25-26, 2014
On April 25 & 26, 2014, members and supporters of the National Socialist Movement, from across the country and around the world, converged on Chattanooga, Tennessee for our annual national meeting and public rally. Although all of our meetings are historical, this one was of significant importance. This year, the National Socialist Movement it celebrating its' 40th year as a political party and White Civil Rights organization.
Prior to conducting the business of the meeting, guests were treated to a catered dinner and were afforded an opportunity to mingle with their comrades and meet new friends. Commander Jeff Schoep kicked off the meeting with a historical timeline of where the National Socialist Movement originated and where it has gone, up to the present day. Then, it was time to hand out rank promotions. Quite a few women have joined the ranks of the NSM and were patched in as full members.
At 2:30 pm on Saturday afternoon, a public rally was held on the steps of the Hamilton County Courthouse in downtown Chattanooga. After passing through the "TSA like" security gauntlet, members and supporters raised the NSM banner and waved flags, as the anarchists and Communists chanted nonsense and spewed profanities. A wide "buffer zone" of orange construction fencing was constructed by the police to keep opposing groups as far away, as possible. The various speakers talked about the economy, illegal immigration and the state of our nation. Viable solutions to many of our country's problems were offered for consideration.
Ironically, David Tulis, a Chattanooga radio show host wrote an opinion piece and said, "The story is so vital to the people of the town that only one side needs be told. And that side is that of the counter protest." The protesters carried on, but began losing steam, towards the end, and were forced to listen to our speeches. During the rally, several supporters from the Soul Survivors motorcycle organization made themselves known and joined us on the grounds of the courthouse, as well as a couple of our friends from the A.T.B. The local media stayed on the opposing side of the street, clearly demonstrating their bias and lack of objectivity.
Regardless of what we said, it was considered "hate." After the speeches were finished and all that was needed to be said, was said, we proceeded to exit the venue and returned to the hotel, where we mingled and enjoyed food and comradeship, well into Sunday morning. Plans are already in the works for our upcoming November rally in six short months.
SS Capt. Harry L. Hughes III
Director, N.S.M. Region 11/N.S.M.-AZ Media Spokesman
N.S.M.-MEDIA Associate Producer
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